Three takeaways from a LA Clippers victory over the Dallas Mavericks

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The LA Clippers heavy-handidly defeated the Dallas Mavericks last night 114-99. Here are the three main takeaways from that victory.

Thanks to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George having a combined 54 points, the LA Clippers came out victorious over the Dallas Mavericks 114-99. It was a great team performance from everyone despite the gigantic performances from PG and Kawhi, and it was another glimpse into how talented this healthy Clippers team is.

Even though Dallas scored first and heavily contested the first quarter, the rest of the night onwards belonged to the Clippers. LA managed to tame the best offense in the NBA and only allowed them 19 points in the second quarter when they took off with 28 of their own.

In the third quarter that has been dreadful thus far for LA, they managed to drop 31 points while allowing an equal 31 points. It seems modest but considering that the Clippers have let up 97 points in the third quarter while only scoring 82 in that same quarter in their last three games, that is a decent number to put up.

Throughout the first half, the Clippers came up just short of ten three-pointers and were dominant in running both the inside and the outside of the paint. Kawhi and Paul’s ball movement was just stunning and it generated a ton of the offense that was going LA’s way, they provided a lot of great energy.

Montrezl Harrell and Patrick Beverley were both a little quieter on the offensive side in this game, but their defensive play helped the team power past the best offense in the league with ease. Still, Montrezl had 12 points and 7 rebounds, so he was his regular useful self.

Thanks to that aforementioned defense, the LA Clippers are now 13-5 and are playing against the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow in the second game of another back to back. But for now, there are three key takeaways from this game.